Finding Levers That African Countries Can Pull To Stimulate Economic Development

By | 2019-06-27T05:14:13+00:00 June 27th, 2019|

Entrepreneurship and capitalism are the tried and true driving forces behind sustainable economic development. African countries cannot hope to build an economy around natural resources or aid from other countries; these can be supplemental factors but never the backbone for economic prosperity.

In this episode, our host, John Akhile, author of Unleashed: A New Paradigm of African Trade with the World, sets the backdrop by comparing the triumphs and pitfalls of economic growth throughout the 20th century between the US, Japan, and USSR/Russia. After, we’ll hear which of these themes African countries have also experienced throughout the 20th century, but more importantly, what practical steps can be taken now and in the future, to correct their path. Listen to find out what levers John thinks African countries can pull to jumpstart economic development.

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About the Author:

The author, John Akhile, is a man of varied entrepreneurial accomplishment in several fields. His range of interest includes fields as diverse from one another as; international trade, real estate and restaurants, demonstrating his keen interest in international affairs and in the cultural underpinnings of society. In many respects he is as a true "Renaissance" man because he has great depth of knowledge and command in many diverse fields. However his central passion has been the African continent and people, having concentrated on the issues hindering development and growth in African countries for more than more three decades. It has led to one self-published book and Unleashed.